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Volvo Ocean Race


Volvo CE set sails

About the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race, which sets sail every three years, is without doubt the toughest, most prestigious event in the elite sailing calendar. Lasting a gruelling nine months – the longest sporting event of its kind.

From the Race Villages around the world, hundreds of thousands of visitors get the chance to witness a spectacular array of activities and entertainment – both on land and at sea.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017
Our events At the Volvo OCean Race 2017
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Excavator Challenge Team Competition

At each port visitors could try to operate a specially-built electric Volvo excavator and crowds gathered to watch as the athletes from the Volvo Ocean Race sailing crews competed in the Excavator Challenge Team Competition.

Sailing towards sustainability

Volvo customers were also invited to participate in seminars about Volvo CE’s involvement with WWF and the Construction Climate Challenge, where the importance of protecting the environment through the entire construction supply chain was discussed.

View challenge videos

During the race we created a series of videos featuring our machines performing a variety of demanding tasks. Watch a wheel loader as it attempts to balance a glass of water on a bumpy road and other such high jinks at our YouTube channel.